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Dr. Anthony Herdman

Member, Language Sciences Steering Committee / CoMBo Research co-lead / Associate Professor

Audiology & Speech Sciences

Faculty of Medicine

Research Themes: 

The Communicating Mind and Body

Tony Herdman’s research program focuses on understanding the brain dynamics that underlie many psychological phenomena involved in auditory and visual perceptions, attention, language and memory. He uses behavioural, eye-tracking, and electrophysiological (EEG & MEG) measures to study fundamental principles of these systems and how they develop. One main line of investigation is providing insights into how experience with visual objects (such as letters and words) alters brain dynamics and neural-network communications in typically-developing readers and dyslexics. Another research stream is looking at how auditory selective attention and visual novelty detection in children are affected by socioeconomic disparities. Dr. Herdman is also collaborating with other researchers in the fields of cognition & memory and neuroimaging methodology. He is particularly fascinated by how a brain functions and communicates across multiple dimensions (space, time, and frequency) and how such communication is altered by experience as a brain develops its abundant abilities.

Research Interests

Understanding the brain dynamics that underlie many psychological phenomena involved in auditory and visual perceptions, attention, language and memory; how experience with visual objects (such as letters and words) alters brain dynamics and neural-network communications in typically-developing readers and dyslexics; how auditory selective attention and visual novelty detection in children are affected by socioeconomic disparities.